What to Know about Loans

Students often choose loans to help with the significant investment of paying to attend UNH Law. In fact, 90 percent of our students qualify for some kind of loan program.  

To be qualified for financial aid, you must complete online a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA. The priority deadline is March 1 and our school code is 002589.


You must have a valid PIN and your previous year's income tax information.

As a graduate level student, you are considered independent. No parental tax information is required. If you are chosen for verification, you will be notified by our financial aid office. Verification requires providing a copy of your signed Federal Tax Return with W-2s.

2. Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Complete this form and online entrance counseling the first time you borrow a Federal Direct Stafford Loan while attending UNH Law. Find both at

You are advised to exhaust Stafford Loan eligibility before borrowing from the Graduate PLUS Loan program.

3. Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Complete this form and online entrance counseling the first time you borrow a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan while attending UNH Law. You also must complete the PLUS Request Process – indicating how much you’d like to borrow. Find all PLUS loan forms at 

A credit check will be processed on your request and you will be notified immediately if you are approved or if an endorser is required.

4.  Alternative Loans

Students should not consider borrowing private student loans until they have exhausted their maximum federal student loan eligibility. The terms and conditions of these credit-based private loan programs vary, and as such, students are encouraged to review the details of the programs before selecting a private loan program.  More information can be found at

Need-based Options

We offer on-campus employment for students. The majority of funding for law school is through student loans. Some are granted as need-based. All require a good credit history. Click here for complete information on federal, direct and private loans.

U.S. Military Veteran/G.I. Bill®

As a Yellow Ribbon participating school, UNH Law is proud to support our veterans.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website here.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

UNH Law is committed to ensuring Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) funds remain a reliable resource for graduates who chose careers serving the public interest.

Contact Us

Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST
Sharon Eaton, associate director of financial aid
Phone: (603) 513-5105
Fax: (603) 513-5238